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Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girls

This project will provide education, lunch, school materials and school uniforms to orphaned girls. Counseling support, nutrition and basic health care will be offered to rehabilitate these children.

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Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education

This project aims to stop child exploitation in Uganda by removing 100 children in Kampala aged 14-17 from domestic work and placing them in vocational training. Money raised will pay for room and board, tuition, unif Read more....

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      TITLE: Terms of Reference of Consultancy services to prepare a rolling Strategic Plan 2013-2015 BACKGROUND: Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a national civil society organization that was founded in 2000 by Read more.....
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    Child labour hinders education in Masindi, Kiryandongo districts The district authorities and non-governmental organisations in Masindi and Kiryandongo are struggling to contain the rising number of child labourers. Read more.....
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    Every hour of the day someone in the world is being laid off or declared redundant in the formal or informal sector. The effects of unemployment in the developing world can be devastating. The level of dependence on on Read more.....
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The Quest for a Transparent and Accountable Social Security System in Uganda: The Voices of Beneficiaries and Contributors to the Social Security and Pension Schemes

Published 2008

Social security reform is part of the contemporary debates on poverty and economic development. This report presents the findings of the rapid assessment, which was conducted in eight districts of Uganda, coordinated by PLA, and carried out by the Civil Society Organisations Coalition on Social Security and Pension Reforms in Uganda. The overall objective of this cross-sectional and predominately quantitative study was to generate data and information on contributors and beneficiaries of different social security schemes for use by the Coalition and other actors in the advocacy for a transparent and accountable social security system in Uganda. Click here to get the full book.

Risks and Vulnerabilities of HIV/AIDS in the Informal Sector: A Case Study of Women and Youth in the Lira and Iganga Districts -Uganda

Published 2010

The informal sector is one of the groups most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in Uganda due to lack of social protection, lack of access to basic services such as adequate health care, lack of insurance and health information, exploitative working conditions and lack of access to meaningful credit services. This report presents the findings of a study on the vulnerability of informal sector workers to HIV/AIDS and its perceived impact on the informal sector in two districts—Iganga in eastern Uganda (conducted in 2008) and Lira in northern Uganda (conducted in 2006). In total, 455 informal sector workers were interviewed and data was collected using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The report addresses the level
of awareness and extent of risks of informal sector workers to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, obtains information on the working conditions and human rights of these workers, and analyzes how best to address the problems and vulnerabilities of HIV/AIDS in this sector. Click here to get the full book.

Advocacy on the Right to Social Security March 2008- March 2010

Critical Reflections on Key Achievements, Challenges and Lessons Learnt by the Civil Society Organisations Coalition on Social Security and PensionReform

The Civil Society Organisations Coalition on Social Security and Pension Reform brings together 54 NGOs and trade unions with 396 individuals all with the unilateral interest of protection and enforcement of human rights especially for the vulnerable and marginalized groups of people in Uganda; and in particular the economic right to social protection. For over seven years the Coalition has been monitoring the developments in the social protection sector with the end goal of creating a more transparent and accountable social security situation in Uganda. This report highlights the vision, mission and objectives of the Coalition and offers an assessment of the achievements during the project period of March 2007-April 2010. These included; advocacy and feedback workshops, media trainings, radio and talk shows, newspaper supplements and press releases, press conferences, quarterly news bulletins, policy makers’ engagements, generating public debate, monitoring the developments in the NSSF, steering committee and task force meetings, providing legal aid to poor contributors, website maintenance and a proposal for legal reform. Click here to get the full book.

Adult Domestic Workers: An Analysis of Human Rights and Social Justice

Published 2007

In 2005, PLA received a grant to carry out an analysis of adult domestic workers in four districts of Uganda; Kampala, Lira, Iganga and Mbarara. The overall objective of the study was to collate data on the situation of adult domestic workers in Uganda that can prompt policy-makers, employers, civil society actors and domestic workers to take action to ensure and promote the human rights of adult domestic workers. In total, 636 adult domestic workers were surveyed and existing literature was reviewed. This report highlights the marginalization of domestic workers in human rights covenants and other legal instruments, examines the various ways the rights of most of these workers are infringed, and offers recommendations to improve the plight of domestic workers. Click here to get the full book.